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    Best mobo out of these...

    Hello,

    System is gonna be a 1GB PC3200 Dual Channel, Radeon 9600XT 128Mb and a AMD Barton 2800XP 333FSB.....just carnt decide on a mobo.

    Which one would you go for ?
    Asus A7N8X Deluxe nForce2
    £81.37 inc. vat

    Abit AN7 nForce2
    £80.19 inc. vat

    Abit NF7-S v2.0 nForce2
    £75.08 inc. vat

    DFI NFII Ultra Infinity
    £76.26 inc. vat
    Will not be overclocking, just want a fast stable mobo.

    Needs to have good onboard sound.

    Be able to last a few years, support the 400FSB chips for example.

    Which one would you have then ?

    Cheers

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    NF7-s rev 2
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    avoidthe Asus....while I love mine it is really hard to be DEFFO that you'll get a 200 FSB model

    Mine wont do it

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    Abit NF7-S all the way.

    AN7 just has one extra BIOS thing, does something random.

    Asus - dont like, for no particular reasons, just dont

    DFI - never heard of

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    Does the Abit NF7-S v2.0 support the 400FSB chips though

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    AN7 allows overclocking on the fly using the Guru chip but i would go for the NF7-S v2.0 since they are wuvverly stable and they have soundstorm onboard

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    Originally posted by Benny
    Does the Abit NF7-S v2.0 support the 400FSB chips though
    Yep. Mines running at 240mhz (480 mhz DDR) overclocked without a problem. Has been higher.
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    what RAM you using Agent? got it to the magic 250 mark?

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    Originally posted by blockers
    what RAM you using Agent? got it to the magic 250 mark?

    Will
    this RAM.

    I got to around 247 then i had problems. I really havnt played that much, i should do some more mod's on it, i could probably get better.
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    Clock for clock the DFI is the fastest using 3dmark01se running 200x11/stock radeon 9700pro I scored 400 points more just by changing over motherboards

    It comes with soundstorm, saveable BIOS settings, the features of the ABITs plus an extra 2 SATA ports and all you lose is the optical out.

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    Originally posted by knock_knock
    Clock for clock the DFI is the fastest using 3dmark01se running 200x11/stock radeon 9700pro I scored 400 points more just by changing over motherboards

    It comes with soundstorm, saveable BIOS settings, the features of the ABITs plus an extra 2 SATA ports and all you lose is the optical out.
    Lose the optical out? Whaaa...that almost defeats the point of having soundstorm!

    Get the Nf7-s, does everything you want it to, and is also the cheapest of the bunch.

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    i would avoid all these, get the

    MSI K7N2 Delta-ILSR Nforce2 £77.43 inc vat

    Its the best Nforce2 board out there IMHO, has all the features of the NF7-s, its cheaper, just as stable and has an excellent reputation. Its just not been bought by as many ppl as the NF7-s - not sure why mine runs damn sweet

    check it out on the msi website, links wont work so goto the products section on www.msi.com.tw

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    Originally posted by Spud1
    i would avoid all these, get the

    MSI K7N2 Delta-ILSR Nforce2 £77.43 inc vat

    Its the best Nforce2 board out there IMHO, has all the features of the NF7-s, its cheaper, just as stable and has an excellent reputation.
    Abit NF7-S v2.0 nForce2
    £75.08 inc. vat

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    yup... another vote for the NF7 boards... i'm using the NF7-M.. but the only difference is the M has onboard GFX...

    Damn stable, easy to setup and no problems .. been up for a couple of weeks now

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    NF7-S 2.0

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